Police beat June 8
PFA violation: California University police on Thursday charged Kevin Brown, 22, of 100 Milltown Road, Apt. 404, New Kensington, with violating a protection-from-abuse order. Brown’s ex-girlfriend, Bria Thomas, said Brown sent text messages to her cellphone on two separate occasions. Brown was arraigned before District Judge James Ellis and placed in the Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.
Vehicle damaged: A vehicle owned by Tonya Rae Baker of Morgantown, W.Va., parked at 107 Mt. Morris Road, was damaged between May 31 and Wednesday, state police said.
Food stolen: Malachi C. Simmons, 41, of 105 Church St., Washington, was taken to the Washington County jail Thursday after city police said they discovered he had two warrants for his arrest. Officers stopped him earlier in the day after they were called to the Circle K, 701 W. Chestnut St., for a report of retail theft. He was unable to post $500 bond, and his preliminary hearing is set for June 19.
Purse stolen: A car was broken into Thursday outside Washington Park Elementary , 801 E. Wheeling St., and a purse was stolen, Washington police said. A wallet, digital camera, credit cards and car keys were also stolen.